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.75 a share. it would be the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis. the u.s. government launching a civil lawsuit against standard & poors and mcgraw-hill over mortgage ratings. this is the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agencies over alleged behavior tied more to the crisis. we'll talk more about the story and the implications with jacob frankel as 6:30 eastern. >>> and there's more news for boeing. the company has asked the faa for permission to do test flights. this suggests boeing has found solutions that led to the grounding of the entire fleet last month. the transportation agency says it's unclear whether battery, chemistry or an electrical issue caused a main battery on a plane owned by nippon airlines last month. investigators said today they may widen their probe on other components on the aircraft. >> thank you, mr. professor. yum brands is warning it is expecting 2013 warnings to shrink as it struggled to manage a food safety scare in china. remember i made that joke about cats. we'll leave that alone. also, toyota now raising its an
, denying the reports. and countering it was the victim of u.s. hacking. >>> and the bulls are back from a three-day weekend. can the s&p 500 post an eighth straight week of gains? we've got four days to find out. it's tuesday, february 19th, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin who is back from vacation. let's get started with the markets. as joe mentioned, the s&p winning streak has been a strong one. in the meantime, the dow is coming off a second straight weekly loss. although, really, if you looked at this last week, it was the ever so slightest of losses. u.s. equity futures are indicated higher. dow up by 21 points. s&p is up by two points above value fair and the nasdaq is up about 3. in 20 minutes, we'll turn to predictions on where the markets go from here. then in the next hour, delivering alpo. we'll talk to the manager of a $11.5 billion hedge fund. this fund was up 30% last year. don't miss pine river's ceo brian taylor. on our radar this morning,
those spending cuts from going into effect because gdp wouldn't take a hit. that means growth in the u.s. couldn't take a hit. as far as what else is propelling stocks higher, mergers and acquisitions going on, media, even in the office services area, office depot, office max, possibly talking about a tie-up themselves. that is certainly giving some momentum to stocks and giving investors a little bit of oo mph to buy into the stock. who knows if it will stick. >> alison, thank you. >> sure. >>> thank you for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now
at least june. that's according to a u.s. officials. the projects has been pending for more than 4 1/2 years. of course, we've had lots of debate about the pipeline even here around this table. >> let's check on the markets this morning. the futures are probably going to be what steady as we go. we'll see what happens at 8:30. but not bad so far. that would be getting back almost exactly what we lost yesterday. we lost about 49 points. and there's a lot of -- it was a great january, but then got that gdp number. we're warning, does it necessarily mean that the market has been wrong about the economy? or was it the one off and was it, you know, some special factors that caused that shrinkage and does it get revised back up and subsequent reports? i've heard a lot of places. this is the best negative gdp report. >> well, if you're going to have to pick a negative one, this would be it. >> but there was a lot of good stuff. >> it doesn't startle the market at all when it came out. >> i don't know whether they're whistling past the grape yard -- the mark was over a contraction, but not n
on the docket. it hasn't fallen apart like everybody want thad to. here we sit in the u.s. with everybody is buying hand over fist. i've been doing it a long time and i'm still conflicted. i know these corporations have been showing better results. but at the end of the day, we still have qe because of no growth. >> rebecca patterson would tell you you have just enough growth, actually, you have a wonderful spot where it's just weak enough where the fed keeps their foot on the pedal and that's why it's the perfect moment, at least now, for the market. >> i guess it's that little circle we used to have on our baseball bats. we have to be careful about that thing cracking in half. that's what i think a sweet spot is. here we are, you have a 7.9% rate. i can debate all long about whether the housing market is getting better or not. that's the reason why we have this influx of qe. why would we be without qe? ultimately, it's all about growth and we just don't have it. here we go, the stocks are full steam ahead. i can't tell my customers not be on board, but i can tell them not the be on boar
claiming his death proves they were absolutely justified in passing legislation banning u.s. nationals from adopting any more russian children. they did that at the end of last year. partly in response to u.s. legislation, targeting russian human rights abusers. but also because of concerns held for a long time here by russian officials who say they are worried about the way russian orphans are treated in the united states. supporters of the adoption ban claim since the 1990s 19 other russian children have died after being adopted by americans. the russian government says it is very concerned about the welfare of russian orphans and says 60,000 have are been adopted over the last 20 years. the adoption ban is one of the key reasons why relations between the united states and russia are the worst that they have been in a long time. a line of politicians here and officials have responded to the death of this 3-year-old boy by effectively saying, we told you so. phil black, cnn, russia. >>> european scandal over mislabeled meat keeps getting big der. details of the latest recall foods where tr
or printing the name of u.s. senator bob menendez, teenage prostitution, and caribbean sex parties all in one sentence? after all, these allegations have been flatly refuted by the senator. >> this is incredible, and now the senator's dominican republic friends are trying to take that denial a step further. demanding a full investigation to find the actual culprit who has been spreading internet rumors for months. >> this is an artificial ghost created especially in order to damage senator menendez, melgen, and myself. >> benecio castillo, a fourth generation attorney himself, has been named as a party to the, well, parties, and says enough is enough. >> translator: this crime has damaged me and my reputation and my honor. and that's why i have the right to ask an investigation to find out who is behind this crime. >> the e-mails alleged teenage sex parties and the senator began circulating months ago. even the fbi got ahold of them, but nothing could be confirmed. it appeared the matter was pretty much dropped until more e-mails began arriving. even wrote to a cnn reporter last month. i dare
in the global effort to convince iran to abandon its nuclear program. six world powers including the u.s. and russia have a plan. and they're going to present it to the iranians in talks next tuesday. the goal is to offer serious economic incentives in exchange for iran's shutting down uranium enrichment facility and surrendering the stockpile of urani uranium. we have details of this new proposal. what's new about it? i know last year they tried to do this and they didn't go for it. what's new here? >> that's right. it's been about a year since the u.s. and the partners sat down with iran over the nuclear program. they've been making a good deal of progress on the developments since that time. so they're sweetening the pot, so to speak, and asking more of ire ran in return whether they sit down next week in kazakhstan. in exchange for easing the ban on the trade of gold and precious metals to iran and some nuclear fuel for peaceful purposes, iran must close its enrichment facility at a plant that is underground. the longer iran keeps this underground facility open and becomes more diffi
. welcome to sidewalk. as we can see here, and i feel like the weather girl, but u.s. equity futures are feeling slightly higher today. we have a couple of quarterly results hitting the tape in the last few minutes. cigna reporting earnings and revenues ahead of estimates. earnings topping estimates by a nickel. we're going to continue to follow both of those stories for you this morning. scotty, back over to you. some mandy, thanks so much. now over to the weather channel. eric fisher joining us to talk about this major winter storm heading our way. good morning. >> this could be one for the record becomes here over the next couple of days. it starts in the midwest. not to ignore what's going on here across michigan, wisconsin. chicago, sleeting rain, sleet this morning, a bust of snow this evening. biggest snow totals, eastern michigan. the bull's eye is right around sagin saginaw. so difficult travel there. the cold air and this slipper moving through the states. then we've got the rain across the south. that's ingredient number two. area of low pressure there that keeps a wet day
in washington in syrian policy. a u.s. official familiar with the deliberations said the issue is dead, at least for now. >>> john brennan, the president's pick to be the next cia director getting drilled at his confirmation hearing. he was pressed the targeted killing of terror suspects, including u.s. citizens. >> i think there's a misimpression on the part of some american people who believe that we take strikes to punish terrorists for past transgressio transgressions. nothing could be further from the truth. we only take actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative. >> the brennan hearing was interrupted several times by protesters. at one point, senator diane feinstein stopped the proceedings and actually had the room cleared. >>> all right. too close for comfort. scientists at nasa say a giant asteroid, about half the size of a football field, is headed our way. they predict it will pass very close to earth on february 15th. no closer than about 17,100 miles. it's one of many large space objects barrelling toward us at the very moment. experts say all of them,
. >>> and wikileaks founder julian assange has waded into the drone debate slamming the u.s. government for saying it has the right to stage drone strikes against u.s. citizens perceived to be "imminent terror threats." >>> and first lady michelle obama is part of a group of washington dignitary who have returned home to chicago to say good-bye to hadiyah pendleton, the 15-year-old band majorette and athlete shot and killed in chicago just days after performing for the obama inauguration. cnn's thooena jones is on the south side of check at the funeral. athena, you've had a chance to talk with some family and friends. what are they saying? >> well, you know, we've been viewing the ceremony from our truck out here. we have a live feed in. this has been a very emotional day certainly for hadiyah pendleton's friends and family and particularlial last half hour or so. we've seen more than a dozen young people, many of them young women who described themselves as best friends of hadial pendleton and a few young men talk about what she was like, a common theme is she smiled a lot. that she was a mentor
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companies in the u.s. and the world. our last nielsen numbers that came out, you know, we're growing at 10% on retail stores. you know, in our quarter last night, our growth was up 25%, organic growth is up 9.4% in the u.s. we had hurricane sandy in there, stores were closed for a week. our margins improved dramatically. 72 -- >> at a time when everyone else in the food business is telling me that food costs went up. >> food costs went up. we earned 72 cents. our earnings per share were up 55%. so i guess what else can we do to make our shareholders happy? and i think our long shareholders will be happy. the barron's article, hey, when you come back -- >> i had to bring it up. >> sure. >> it hammered the stock. >> is there trouble in tea land? of course there's not trouble in tea land. is there going to be competition coming after us? absolutely, and i've said this before, indra nooyi, she's doing a great thing. >> pepsico. >> to bring more healthier foods. i can't change the way the world eats, you know, with hain itself. every food company got to get in there and change the way the world
a torrent of withering fire upon a remote u.s. outpost in eastern afghanistan. combat out post keating sat at the bottom of a valley that was both beautiful and deadly. it was one of the most valnerable bases in afghanistan. >> when you look at the manual and look in to find the definition of finding a defensible spot, this is the total opposite of it. >> the attack so fierce in the end more than half of the 53 u.s. troops at the outpost were killed or wounded, but as buildings burned and the enemy ran freely through the outpost, soldiers became heroes. one in particular. >> i know that there's so many great soldiers out there that would have stepped in to my shoes and done the same thing. >> real american hero. you can catch jake tapper's report tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. thanks very much for watching. we'll see you again. piers morgan tonight starts now. >>> tonight, a chilling murder manifesto. the threat to bring unconventional and assim ymmetr war fare. the suspect, one of their own. >> of course, he knows what he's doing. we trained him. >> among the many people he flamed, will b
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's a potential third case that has yet to be scheduled. texas versus u.s. or some call it texas versus holder. it is whether the district ruled the plan violated section five of the voting act. joining my panel is barbara, president and executive director of lawyers. a group representing individuals in these cases. >> good to see you. >> it's a pleasure to be here. >> we have been talking about shelby, but talk about the arizona case. >> the arizona case is fascinating. many people remember in 1993, congress passed the motor voter act for the national voter registration act. part of the purpose of that act is to make sure that for federal elections there would be a uniform registration process. it delegated authority to the commission to set up a registration form, which it did. unfortunately, in 2004, arizona passed a law that added its own requirements requiring proof of citizenship in addition and above to those from the federal form. they thought that wasn't enough. they wanted more. and we, of course, objected on behalf of our clients because this placed a special burden on people in ari
and the former general counsel of the u.s. chamber of commerce and the network of major donors who were invested in this idea that the establishment that maybe more moderate candidates are the future and the best hope of the republican party in 2014. that whole web of people is really putting a lot on the line with this new project. it's rove, but it's the people around rove, as well. >> here's another thing. how surprising is it to see karl rove get back in the game so soon after the whooping that he took? >> i'm sure he would make the case that despite the dismal results on election day that his group prevented it from getting worse. >> really? is that the argument? >> that is what, you know, people will say when you spend a lot of money and you come up short is that without that spending you would have done even worse, but the problem is it's very difficult to pinpoint which parts of the campaign architecture and infrastructure tend to help. it's difficult to get those metrics. >> yeah. >> politico's alexander burns. thank you, gentlemen. we have a whole lot to get to in our next hour. the st
is possible. there's a lot of things in my life -- >> can you imagine u.s. marines charging on to your property and try to steal your guns? >> i hope not but an executive order. >> i spent some time with you. i hear this all the time in texas. i gave an interview to a friend of yours earlier, 30, 50 texans and that was the one thing they all seemed to agree on, that tyranny was about to come their way. >> look at all the other countries and it started where we are right now. and it's ended up with no guns. >> but do you think the american military would attack its own people? >> if they're forced to. i don't know. i hope not. i hope that would not happen. i would think at least 40% or 50% would. >> do you think that's what many texans feel about why they would need a weapon like this? >> they want it because they are law-abiding citizens and they know it's legal to purchase it now and it won't be legal later. they would rather buy it now and be legal rather than do something illegal later because these are law-abiding citizens we're talking about. >> show me what kind of weapon you thi
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. >> a rub it in booyah, why don't you. >> caller: i'm calling to ask about lcc, u.s. air way. i've been watching them improve operations all year and i think they're firing on all cylinders. the stock has had a nice run up but i think it's still undervalued. with the media calling the merger with american airlines imminent, is it time to ring the register? >> no, no. since the show began eight years ago, i've been bearish on the two airlines but i've had to change my tune because of what you mention, the extraordinary, extraordinary let's save noncompetitive deal about amr that you mentioned. there's way too much concentration in the industry. the government seems to let them get away with it, which means you and i are going to pay more for tickets. cruise lines, royal caribbean showed us they can put up great numbers butch i suggest sticking with best of breed, carnival corp. >> coming up, second opinion? carefusion's technology helps hospitals cut costs. could its stock be your perfect elixir? come on, nowadays lots of people go by themselves. no they don't. hey son. have fun tonight.
, on tomorrow's show, former u.s. secretary of state madeline albright will join us onset. >> i thought we were going to have an awkward segue because andrew ross sorkin is over there. >> no, no. we're talking about madeline albright. there is andrew ross sorkin. he's coming up too. >>> coming up later this morning, former senior adviser to president obama, david axelrod. keep it here on "morning joe." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i don't want any trouble. i don't want any trouble either. ♪ [ engine turns over ] [ siren wailing in distance ] you know you forgot to take your mask off, right? we should probably get out of here. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new beetle convertible. now every day is a top-down day. that's the power of german engineering. >>> all bundled up. that's good because it's cold outside. don't forget your mittens. >> you put that hat on. nobody put that hat on you. >> true. >> put it on. live with it. >> andrew ross sorkin is here. also, bob woodward when we come back. "morning joe" is going to start rocking. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain che
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in the system. but in the u.s., we realize and some of it appears in the manifesto and realize that's not really going on. there's a lot of people who see injustice and there's something deeply wrong with an individual like this and, in fact, in his manifesto he acknowledges that he's basically given up on self preservation. felt like he's already dead. that he died years ago and that now he's lashing back at people he feels have persecuted him. we see very similar themes with suicide terrorists but the strange thing is we haven't similarly recognized that just because they spout rhetoric about injustices and waging war that's not a true motive also. >> you also write that the differences between mass killers and suicide terrorists lie in how they're shaped by cultural forces and which destructive behaviors they seek to copy. what sort of cultural forces are you talking about and is there something about american culture that has led to this situation of mass shootings? >> in general, there's different forces. there's pop gran da, terrorist propaganda and instructs suicide bombers and other suic
of the worst natural disasters in u.s. history, and it happened less than four months ago. sandy took more than 250 lives and caused more than $74 billion in damage. many of the people displaced by sandy are still without homes. for more on this, let's go to msnbc meteorologist bill cairns. bill, it's just getting started. how bad is it going to get? >> right now, ed, until the next four or five hours, this storm is going to go from a novelty to all of the sudden wow, i really hope i don't lose power. >> hear cracking of tree limbs in my yard. that's the type of things that are starting to happen now. and for the next four hours, will only get worse. they pinpoint who was at the biggest risk of losing power. losing power in the middle of winter, in the middle of a blizzard is horrible. it could be a week before the power gets turned on, and it's freezing cold. it's not like in the summer with a hurricane. at least it's warm that we're watching the heaviest snows now, all from rhode island. this blue band, this is intense snow. we've had reports of thunder and lightning in rhode island and conne
to get information from them. maybe it's my ex-investigator background or prosecutor background or u.s. attorney background, but i see every one of these people as a fertile source of information. even if you're not going to do waterboarding or that stuff, just intense questioning. that's how we got bin laden. a lot of good questions of a lot of people. >> rudy, as always, compelling stuff. thank you very much for joining me. >> thank you, piers. always a pleasure. >> coming up next, a mother's message. i talk to the merth of former kidnap victim jaycee dugard on how to help ethan recover from his harrowing haaostage ordeal. get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell. we're building the youngest, most modern fleet among the largest us airlines to ensure that you are more comfortable and connected than ever. we are becoming a new american. well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translat
and the astros and ron kirk, u.s. trade representative. we didn't get a real lead out of what happened on the course but a golf digest reporter says that president obama said to tiger that he's glad that his game has improved. so it sounds like a fun afternoon was had by all. >> kristin, to your point you actually asked jay carney yourself about the so-called limited access that you and your colleagues had to the president. what was the answer that jay carney gave you and were you satisfied? >> reporter: well, martin, jay basically said that, look, they handled this weekend like they handle all weekends of golf, which is to sort of read out who the president is playing with after the fact. i made the point it's not just about a game of golf, not just about getting a picture of the president playing with tiger woods. there have been other meetings that have been unannounced here at the white house and it's really more about the broader issue of access. i can tell you that jay got a lot of questions about this today, martin. he, when asked, is the white house going to do anything differe
the government accountability office identified one of the highest risks challenging the u.s. government, climate change, it was the first time climate change made the list. back for more. the brain trust. question for all and amy i will start with you this time. where does this rank on the president's list? seriously, we think in terms of getting something accomplished in the next term and what can he do it about? those are the two questions. we will start with you. >> in the state of the union, he said that he would try to pass executive orders to tackle climate change. i don't think than legislatively, he will make a lot of progress on that, but we may see our former communitier organizer being the imperial president when it comes to climate change. >> sometimes you start by making sense and say something that is sensible and then you -- >> you cannot handle the truth. >> it's not fair to say that the president is an imperialist. >> i think what she means is that -- if he makes any serious moves on climate change, it will be through executive orders. >> which are not supposed to be used to pas
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